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Wieder Design has won the contract to design the stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine this coming May.

Florian Wieder has been announced as the winner of the contract to design the stage for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. In total four bids were received for the contract, two were from Ukrainian firms and two from international firms. The decision to award the contract to Wieder Design was taken by the organising committee for next years contest.

Wieder Design was established in 1995 and has to date created the stages for three editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. He created the stages for the 2011, 2012 and 2015 contests and has worked on projects such as X Factor in the United Kingdom and USA as well as Got Talent. The stage that Mr Wieder and his team design will be revealed in February.

Mr Weider said:

I love the idea behind Eurovision Song Contest. So many different countries and cultures come together in peace to celebrate this event that’s what truly excites me. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most exciting projects of my career. There are only a few like this in the world, so it is a huge honor for me to be the designer for this years show in Kyiv.

Victoria Romanova the Executive Producer of the contest added that:

The stage is one of the most important elements of the show. Viewers’ impressions about the contest depend on its look and functionality. Therefore, we have engaged the world’s best experts to develop the stage design.

A total of 43 countries are to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Returning to the Eurovision stage are Portugal and Romania who both took a year out from the contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina has however withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties at the national broadcaster, BHRT. The 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is being held on the following dates:

  • Semi Final 1 – 9 May
  • Semi Final 2 – 11 May
  • Final – 13 May

Source: NTU

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